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AFI panel says equities and large caps to outperform over 12 months

A survey of the Adviser Fund Index (AFI) panel has shown overwhelming confidence in equities with large caps in particular tipped to outperform over the next 12 months.

More than 70 per cent of respondents believed the FTSE 100 would exceed 6,000 by the end of 2006 and 86 per cent felt that equities would outperform commercial property, bonds and cash.

All respondents tipped large cap shares to outperform their small and mid cap counterparts and 70 per cent of panellists thought that growth equity management styles would outperform value investing over the next 12 months.

The panel of 18 specialist advisers represents more than £40bn of investor assets under management.

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